Procurement Managers have a tough role. Your role is to secure the best quality service and product, for the best price. You face challenges in your role that others do not often have to face. How do you tell someone that they cannot use the supplier they have been using for 10 years because they can get a superior product elsewhere at a fraction of the price? Someone must do it, and your ability to negotiate, powers of persuasion and your strong ability to build relationships at all levels across a business are what make you the ideal person for the role.
I am working with a lovely company that need this skillset more than most. They are going through a period of change, in every sense of the word. They need someone to come on board that know what battles to fight, the importance of strong connections with colleagues and can challenge and educate those that use suppliers 'Because that’s who we use’.
As an experienced Procurement Manager, the day to day requirements of the role will not be a surprise;
- Lead on procurement and contract management across the business.
- Ensure any changes to legislation or best practice is shared and managed within the business.
- Build strong relationships across the business and act as a trusted advisor, providing specialist technical advice and support to the business.
- Monitor procurement activity to ensure compliance with business policy, identify and report on areas of best practise and any control gaps.
- Assist the leadership team in determining the appropriate procurement routes for all business activities, including the creation of resources and tools to support individuals within the business.
- Define appropriate procurement plans and set realistic savings.
- Ensure that relevant contracts/agreements with suppliers of goods, services and works are in place which include robust KPI targets.
- Be innovative in the supplier management process by exploring different methods for continuous improvement.
- Ensure monthly performance reports are received from suppliers and carry out monthly/quarterly review meetings to monitor contract compliance.
- Prepare and submit assurance reports and status reporting to project boards and executive teams.
To be successful in this role, it is felt that full CIPS membership would be required (Or equivalent a degree/qualification), along with a proven track record in working to EU Procurement Regulations and OJEU Procurement Procedures.
If this is a Procurement Manager opportunity sounds like it could be the next step in your career, apply today!
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